‘A Formless Thought That Thinks You’: Sartre and the Gaze

In his 1944 play Huis Clos (No Exit), Jean-Paul Sartre wrote one of the most infamous and misunderstood lines of his career: “Hell is — other people!” Perhaps the phrase could be better apprehended as “the gaze of the Other is Hell.” That is to say, in order to comprehend the meaning of this ambiguousContinue reading “‘A Formless Thought That Thinks You’: Sartre and the Gaze”

Sweet Trip releases single ‘Walkers Beware! We Drive into the Sun/Stab-Slow’

I first listened to Sweet Trip when I was 19-years-old. At the time, moored to the internet by an almost laughable dearth of any social life whatsoever, I found myself in the tactile grips of Facebook and 4chan /mu/ groups — because whoever really just stumbles into that community by happenstance? Being in that situation,Continue reading “Sweet Trip releases single ‘Walkers Beware! We Drive into the Sun/Stab-Slow’”

Some Beer: A Short Story

Dedicated, with love, to a friend. — “And that’s it, friends. I’ve done it all, I’ve lived it all. If I had the strength, I’d cry. I bid you all goodbye…” Roberto Balano, notes for the novel 2666 — AS long as he could remember, he had known him. We grew up together, he wouldContinue reading “Some Beer: A Short Story”

Some Sigh: A Short Story

“The apocalypse is finished, today it is the precession of the neutral, of forms of the neutral and of indifference.” Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation — Joplin stands in the hallway. A thick bead of sweat rolling slowly down his large round forehead as he swipes at it with his pinky and thoughtlessly sucks theContinue reading “Some Sigh: A Short Story”

Some Paradise: A Short Story

“At the heart of my thoughts I wasn’t I.” Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet — It was early morning and so he was tired. But he had also just lost track. To the best of his poor recollection though, Giles had had eight friends or family members die within the last year. That numberContinue reading “Some Paradise: A Short Story”